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Dassel-Cokato School Board ratifies 2017-19 teacher contracts

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato School Board took a positive leap forward during its Nov. 27 meeting, voting to ratify the district’s 2017-19 teacher contracts.

Board Chair Rebecca Clemen abstained from the voting process, since her spouse is employed by the district.

The contract, technically between Independent School District #466 and the Dassel-Cokato Education Association, is effective from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

Read about the new teacher terms of agreement in the Dec. 1 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online edition.

Dassel-Cokato School Board officially welcomes Engh

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – During a fast meeting Monday evening, Andy Engh was sworn in as the newest member of the Dassel-Cokato School Board, taking over a vacancy left by a resignation earlier in the school year.

Read about other school board business in the Nov. 17 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Dassel-Cokato Schools Superintendent Jeff Powers led incoming school board member Andy Engh through the oath of office during the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

Dassel-Cokato Schools Superintendent Jeff Powers led incoming school board member Andy Engh through the oath of office during the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

‘Cinderella’ is this year’s DCHS fall musical

DCHS senior Ethan Langemo plays Prince Topher in “Cinderella,” and rides off stage on his magestic steed “Buttercup” several times throughout the show.

DCHS senior Ethan Langemo plays Prince Topher in “Cinderella,” and rides off stage on his magestic steed “Buttercup” several times throughout the show.

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – A girl who sits among the cinders, a difficult step-family, a royal ball, and a glass slipper.

Sound familar?

The Dassel-Cokato High School (DCHS) Fall Musical cast and crew are busy working to bring the classic fairy tale of “Cinderella” to life.

The musical’s showtimes are as follows:

• Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., and

• Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for youth (18 and younger).

While the story of Cinderella is well-known, DCHS theatrical director James Moen said this stage version does have a few differences.

Read the full story in the Nov. 10 of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Principals review MCA results with Dassel-Cokato School Board

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – District Assessment Coordinator/Cokato Elementary School Principal Brian Franklin took a spot at the Dassel-Cokato School Board table to present the district’s most recent Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results Oct. 16.

Assisting Franklin in the presentation were District Curriculum Coordinator/Dassel Elementary School Principal Debbie Morris, DC Middle School Principal Alisa Johnson, and DC High School Dean of Students Matt Foss.

Read the full story in the Oct. 13 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

 

DC sixth-grade teacher passes away

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Wednesday was a sad day for the Dassel-Cokato School District, with the news that sixth-grade teacher Beth Flick had passed away that morning after a battle with cancer.

In a message to staff, Superintendent Jeff Powers noted, “After 25 years in DC, the hole that Beth’s absence leaves in our schools and community is vast. We have lost a wonderful friend, teacher, coach, and most of all, person. Please keep Beth’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Look for more information in the Friday, Oct. 20 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

Dassel-Cokato School Board fills vacancy

The Dassel-Cokato School Board filled the vacancy left by the Sept. 22 resignation of board member Shane Colberg at its regular meeting Monday night.  The board appointed Andrew Engh to fill the vacancy.  Engh ran for a school board position in last year’s election, and lost by 134 votes.  Engh is the owner of A R Engh Heating and Air Conditioning, of Cokato.

See the Friday, Sept. 29 issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for further details.